Public holidays

Public holidays can be different depending on the state or territory you work in.

It's important to know when public holidays are because employees can get different entitlements on these days.

You can calculate these entitlements using our Pay Calculator. 

Go to our List of public holidays page for a full list of public holidays in your state or territory.

For a quick overview of public holidays, watch our short video to understand who is entitled to take a day off on a public holiday and what should be paid.

 

 

Public holidays coming up in the next few months in your state or territory include:

Australian Capital Territory

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday

New South Wales

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday

Northern Territory

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 1 May - May Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday

Queensland

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 1 May - Labour Day

South Australia

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday / Volunteer Day

Tasmania

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 18 April - Easter Tuesday*
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday

*only applies under certain awards or registered agreements and to the state public service

Victoria

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 15 April - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 12 June - Queen's Birthday

Western Australia

  • Friday 14 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 17 April - Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 5 June - Western Australia Day

Working outside your state on a public holiday

An employee is entitled to public holidays depending on where they are based for work not where they are working on the day of the public holiday.

Example: Employee working outside their state on a day that is a public holiday

Cass is an employee of a business located in Melbourne. She has been sent to Sydney to perform work during November. During her interstate visit, the Melbourne Cup public holiday is observed. As Cass's base of employment is Melbourne, she is entitled to the public holiday entitlements for that day, even though it is not a public holiday where she is physically working.

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